COVID-19 Northern Territory Update

Department of Health

NT Health has continued to trace all those people considered close contacts of the 52-year-old man with COVID-19 infection from the QF840 flight from Sydney on Tuesday to advise them to self-isolate.

Two of the close contacts were on a fishing trip near Maningrida and were flown by Careflight into Darwin yesterday evening. They are now in self-isolation – they will remain in isolation for 14 days from last Tuesday, 3 March.

Community safety remains our highest priority. We ask the public to be alert, but not alarmed.

Practising good hand hygiene and remembering to cough or sneeze into your elbow is still the best way to minimise the spread of any infection.

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